Post by title1parent on Jul 21, 2008 18:55:46 GMT -5
Depending on what school your child attends, may depend on how ADK lunch/recess occurs.
Having dealt with the pilot program for 2 years, I can give some suggestions.
Regarding recess: Make sure you take the time to watch the weather as we usually try to be outside as much as possible. So with that in mind, make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the elements.
Lunch is a new experience for the kids as they get to socialize with their friends. EATING however, can be an issue as the kids get so excited to talk with friends they have a tendency to forget to eat. Hot lunch can be hard for the little ones to handle. There are a lot of choices and they have to self serve for part of it. Kids have a tendency to take way more food then they will ever eat.
Finally, in regards to cold lunch/lunchboxes, talk to your kids about what choices they want to eat. I can not tell you how much food I have seen wasted because kids have told me they dont like something that their mom or dad packed.
Friendship isn't about who you have known the longest. It's about who came and never left your side.
We had a rule that whatever the kids did not eat was to be brought back home in the lunchbox. It helped a lot in determining the right amount of food to pack (they really don't seem to have much time to eat) and also figuring out what they would/would not eat. I would ask them "did you run out of time or did you not like this".
My youngest took this rule to the extreme last year in 1st grade and brought home every little piece of sandwich crust in the container, but at least it kept the tupperware from ending up in the garbage!
Post by title1parent on Jul 21, 2008 21:12:59 GMT -5
We always try to have the kids pack up items that arent opened and bring them home. Or if they only eat a 1/2 sandwich, to bring the rest home.
No they dont have a lot of time to eat, especially if they are hot lunchers. They have to wait in line to be served. We usually like to give the kids a 3 minute warning before we have to start lining up.